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Monday, Aug 28, 2017   

1:30 – 2:30  @  WAG 214

 

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017    

5:00 – 6:00pm @ BUR 116


Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017      

4:30 – 5:30pm @ BUR 116


Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017    

5:00 – 6:00pm @ BUR 108

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The Pre-Health Professions Certificate provides an opportunity for College of Natural Sciences (CNS) majors to augment their science experience with complementary health-related courses while earning a transcripted certificate. Click here to download the complete certificate checklist for science majors.

An application is required in order to enroll in the certificate program. You can submit the application here.


BSA Students: Please note that coursework undertaken for certificates may overlap with the Core curriculum, flags, and Honors coursework. Overlap is allowed between major coursework and certificate requirements. However, at least one course should come from outside of major coursework. Overlap is PROHIBITED with the Language, Arts, and Culture requirements. 

The Certificate for CNS majors requires completing 18 hours chosen from the following themes relevant to healthcare. Students pursing the science major track may substitute a maximum of 9 hours chosen from the optional science list at the bottom of the webpage. The themes are mix-and-match, you do not need to focus in one theme, though if you are able to secure enough courses to specialize in one theme you are welcome to do so. All coursework must be completed with a C- or better and at least 9 hours of the coursework must be completed in residence at UT Austin.

* Denotes the flag(s) carried by a particular course. Flag designations are subject to change. Always check the current course schedule for the most up to date flag information for a course.

Please Note: These policies and procedures are for students seeking their degree under the 2016-2018 catalog ONLY. If you are seeking your degree under a different catalog please refer to the link on the left for your specific policies and procedures. If you are unsure of what catalog you are under, please refer to our FAQ's.

THEMES

 

Cultural Awareness

Anthropology:               

ANT 322M – Topic 12: Mexican Immigration Cultural History *CD

ANT 322M - Topic 10: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage (MAS 374, LAS 324) *CD

Asian American Studies

AAS 301 – Introduction to Asian American Studies *CD

AAS 310 – Topic 1: Psychological Perspectives on Asian American Identity

African and African Diaspora Studies

AFR 301 – African American Culture (offered Fall)

AFR 374D - Psychology of the African American Experience (EDP 362-9) *CD

Communication Science & Disorders

CSD 308K - Perspectives of Deafness *CD

History

HIS 365G - 20th Century US Lesbian/Gay History (AMS 370, WGS 335) *WR, CD, II

HIS 340T - Taiwan: Colonization, Migration, Identity (AAS 325) *WR, CD, GC

Mexican American Studies

MAS 307 – Introduction to Mexican American Cultural Studies

      MAS 319: Topic - Mexican Immigration Cultural History (LAS 310, ANT 310L)

Middle Eastern Studies

MES 301L - Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times (offered Spring and Summer Session II) *GC

Health and Anatomy

Anthropology:

      ANT 348K - Sex & Human Nature

Art History:

      ARH 339R - Art, Art History, Medicine

Classical Civilization

CC 306M – Introduction to Medical and Scientific Terminology *GC

Educational Psychology

EDP 363 – Topic 3 or EDP 350L: Human Sexuality or HED 366 – Human Sexuality

Geography

GRG 356T – Human Health & Environment (URB 350-2)

Heath Education - these courses are typically restricted to HED majors. If you are able to add the course, you may take it. If you are restricted from the course you may attend on the first day of class to seek professor approval to add the course:  

HED 335 – Theories of Substance Use and Abuse

HED 343 – Foundations of Epidemiology

HED 352K – Any topic offered

HED 370K – Any topic offered

HED 373 – Evaluation and Research Design

      HED 378D Topic 1 - Healthy Horns

      HED 378D Topic 2 - Mental Health Promotion

      HED 378D Topic 3 - Clinic Volunteer Program

Kinesiology - these courses are typically restricted to KIN majors. If you are able to add the course, you may take it. If you are restricted from the course you may attend on the first day of class to seek professor approval to add the course

KIN 320­ – Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement

KIN 324K – Applied Human Anatomy

KIN 325K – Physiology of Exercise

KIN 326K – Kinesiology: Biomechanical Analysis of Movement *QR

 Sociology

SOC 307K - Fertility & Reproduction (WGS 301-20) *CD, GC  (Offered on a Variable Basis)

SOC 304 - Society, Health & Happiness (Offered on a Variable Basis)

Psychology

PSY 301 – Introduction to Psychology  or  SS 301 - Psychology

PSY 306 – Human Sexuality

PSY 308 – Biopsychology

PSY 332C – Hormones and Behavior

PSY 341K – Topic 4: Health Psychology *WR

PSY 346K – Psychology of Sex

PSY 353K – Psychopharmacology

Healthcare Policy

 Anthropology

         ANT 324L - Biomedicine, Ethics & Culture (RS 373M, ANS 361) *GC, EL

Communication Studies

         CMS 322E – Communication Ethics

         CMS 355K - Intercultural Communication

         CMS 330 - Interpersonal Health Communication *WR

Economics:

         ECO 330T - Health Economics

Geography

         GRG 357 – Medical Geography

Government:

          GOV 370L - Topic 23: Politics of Health Care

Health & Society:

          H S 330 - Health Care Policy in the U.S. 

History

         HIS 350R – Topic 18: Women in Sickness and Health *II, WR

Management - Course is restricted during initial regisration period. Restrictions are lifted for second registration access period and add/drops.

         MAN 337 or 334M - Healthcare System Management

Pharmacology:

         PHR 338 - Introduction to Pharmacology

Philosophy

         PHL 325M – Medicine, Ethics, and Society *EL

Public Health:

         PBH 317 – Introduction to Public Health

         PBH 358D - Health Policy & Health Systems

         PBH 368D - Social Context of Public Health

Nursing

         N 309 – Global Health *GC

         N 321 – Ethics of Health Care *EL, WR

Sociology

         SOC 307M – Global Inequalities and Health (Offered on a Variable Basis)

         SOC 307P – Introduction to Sociology of Health & Wellbeing (Offered on a Variable Basis)

         SOC 319 – Introduction to Social Demography *GC  (Offered on a Variable Basis)

         SOC 321G – Global Health Issues & Systems *GC, WR

         SOC 336D – Race, Class, and Health *CD

         SOC 354K – Sociology of Health and Illness (Rarely Offered)

         SOC 368D – Social Context of Public Health (No Longer Offered through SOC)

         SOC 369K – Population and Society *GC

Urban Studies

         URB 350 – Topic 2: Human Health and the Environment

        

Human and Societal Development

Communication Science & Disorders

   CSD 306K - Introduction to Communication Disorders

Communication Studies

         CMS 310K – Team-Based Communication

         CMS 322E – Communication Ethics

Educational Psychology

         EDP 369K – Topic 10: Educational Neuroscience

         EDP 363M – Topic 6: Introduction: Life Span Development

Heath Education:

         HED 329K - Child, Adolescent & Adult Health

History

         HIS 366N – Global History of Disease (AFR 372D) *GC

Human Development & Family Sciences:

         HDF 304 – Family Relationships

         HDF 313 – Child Development

         HDF 335 – Adult Development

         HDF 342 – Development of Psychopathology from Infancy through Adolescence

         HDF 343 - Human Development in Minority & Immigrant Families *CD, WR

         HDF 351 – Infant Development and Attachment Relationships

Nursing

         N 310 – Communication in Health Care Settings

Psychology

         PSY 301 – Introduction to Psychology

         PSY 308 – Biopsychology

         PSY 332C – Hormones and Behavior

         PSY 333D – Introduction to Developmental Psychology

         PSY 341K – Topic 4: Health Psychology

         PSY 346K – Psychology of Sex

Public Health

         PBH 334 – Global Health *GC

Social Work

         SW 360K - Loss & Grief: Individual and Family Perspectives

Sociology

         SOC 302 – Introduction to the Study of Society

         SOC 308 – Social Determinants of Health (This topic only)

         SOC 308S – Health & Society (H S 301)

         SOC 321K Mental Health in Social Context (This topic only) (Offered on a Variable Basis)

         SOC 330C – Death and Dying: Sociological Perspectives (Rarely offered)

         SOC 333K – Sociology of Gender (Offered on a Variable Basis)

Nutrition

African and African Diaspora Studies

         AFR 372D – Exploring Food & Urban Change: Theory & Praxis (ADV 378, WGS 340) *II, CD, EL

Communication Studies

         CMS 322E – Communication Ethics

Geography

   GRG 344K – Global Food, Farming & Hunger (LAS 330) (GC, WR) *GC, WR

Government

   GOV 370L-21 – Politics of Food in America (Offered every 3rd term. Offered Fall 2016)

History

         HIS 350R – Topic 5: American Cultural History of Alcohol and Drugs *II, WR

Nutrition

         NTR 306 - Fundamentals of Nutrition*

         NTR 312 – Introduction to Nutritional Sciences

         NTR 315 - Nutrition through the Life Cycle

         NTR 218 – Assessment of Nutritional Status

         NTR 321 - International Nutrition: The Developing World

         NTR 326 – Cellular and Molecular Nutrition

         NTR 331 – International Nutrition: Social and Environmental Policies *EL

         NTR 332 - Community Nutrition

Sociology:

         SOC 321K - Food & Society (This topic only) *WR  (Offered on a Variable Basis)

 

SCIENCE

Optional: If additional hours are needed to complete the 18 hours required for the certificate, a maximum of 9 hours chosen from the following may be applied.

  • Biochemistry and Chemistry: CH 220C, 320M, 320N, BCH 369
  • Biology: BIO 311C, 311D, 206L, 320, 325, 344, 349, 359K, 365S, 370, 446L
  • Physics: PHY 302K + 102M, 302L + 102N; 317K + 117M, 317L + 117N; 301 + 101L, 316 + 116L; 303K + 103M, 303L + 103
  • Statistics (only one of the following courses may be counted): M 316, SDS (formerly SSC) 302, 304, 306, 328M